Elite: Dangerous

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  1. Rubberband

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    Just got my beta access from the $50 kickstarter :)

    Note: If you did the same kickstarter, the link in the email may go to the original website, not the new Zaonce site.
     
  2. antenna

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    I impulse purchased Standard Beta this evening after watching a few episodes of Cosmos and having nostalgia for Frontier. :o

    Seems really nice after a quick 30 mins. I can tell I'm going to be buying a joystick thing soon, never thought I would be saying that.
     
  3. antenna

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    Finally completed Incursion today, perfectly doable (but hard!) on mouse & keyboard. Looking forward to Tuesd.. Wednesday I guess. I want head tracking as well now.
     
  4. djdude1010

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    Okay so who has played Beta 1.01?

    I have to say the game is pretty stellar! Just Wow

    Now if only I didn't miss out on getting my OCR DK2 in the first AU batch by 30 minutes.. :upset::upset::upset:

    Oh well back to playing this Amazing game. (well sort of, back to doing some work, so i can wait till 5, so i can go home pick up my son, feed the animals, cook dinner, put him to bed, then play Elite)
     
  5. Optimus.

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    Tried updating last night but no go - servers must have been getting hammered!

    I'm considering a Thurstmaster A10 HOTAS to replace my Saitek X52. :weirdo:
     
  6. djdude1010

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    Honestly, Thrustmaster is pretty awesome, it will not disappoint. Had a co-worker take a look at mine, he bought him self one next payday. :p
     
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    I played a bit last night but was experiencing connection issues most of the time, perhaps due to the minor .01 update. The brief amount of time I did spend was fairly amazing really. Can't wait to get out of work.

    I ordered a CH stick and throttle from Amazon, will take a week or two but cheaper than local stock overall by $60 or so and local stores I asked advised the supplier is waiting on stock here anyway.

    And earlier I read this and want a rift even more now. Will try and hold out for consumer release though.
     
  8. djdude1010

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    Yeah i read that this morning, I couldn't wait for CV1, I just had to have DK2 as i had been watching DK1 for over a year already, hovering over the order button every second day.

    I couldn't wait the x-months/years that it would take.

    Plus elite.

    Oh btw.. Now we have a friends system

    POST YOUR CMDR TAGS!

    I AM CMDR SLUGGA,

    join me in and we will rule the milky way... ( or die horribly at the hands of some better pilots than I, either way it should be fun ;D )
     
  9. Optimus.

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    Just hold out. :)

    Got a mate's rift sitting here in front of me on my work desk where it's been for months... So much potential but so far from being realised. DK2 I fear may be in a similar position. My gut feel is that it'll be disappointing until there's at least 2 x 2000ish 'retina' screens in there. And I'm thinking FB's billions will ensure that's the case with CV1 - if not something higher (more is better that close to your eyes).

    When there is, my iRacing and Eliting will be most glorious. :weirdo::weirdo:


    I have been coveting a A10 HOTAS for a while, if I can find the right price I think I'll be in quite quickly. At which point I'll have a modded X52 (new stronger spring taken from a set of G25 pedals) should anyone be looking. :thumbup:


    CMDR Rick Hunter checking in.
     
  10. djdude1010

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    yeah but from all reports the DK2 in elite is pretty amazing, you can read text and have little issues with targeting. So i am hoping it will be rather immersive

    Oh for the bet price on the TM:A10 after looking everywhere best price is here

    luckily (or not so lucky for my wallet) it is just around the corner from where i work (1km away).

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=284_953&products_id=16084

    Check it :) about $100 less than everywhere.

    Sweet I will add you into my friends list when I'm at home!

    I had a great session last night. Learnt that Daran (spelling) station does not like me picking up pirate booty then going to their station. :( lesson learnt, but its all part of the experience.

    I have managed to convince 2 of my friends to start playing now. They are both loving it. But are coming to me for info as its a steep learning curve. :)
     
  11. Optimus.

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    Beta 1.3 release just out. Are there missions now? Looking forward to spending some time in it tomorrow.

    I started a group, seems they just use your name atm. Feel free to do a search for the 'Hunter' group and join in. :)


    Anyone thinking of particular roles they're looking to play in game?
     
  12. djdude1010

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    yeah its got missions at each station, under the Bulletin board.

    Its weird that you can't name your group, tried it yesterday but could only do the same.

    I'm thinking I might start doing some bounty/pirate hunter role, rather liking hunting down bad dudes.
     
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    Be honest Matt. That's really your pr0n name right?
     
  14. Optimus.

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    Only one of them :)
     
  15. Rubberband

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    Grabbed a cheapie joystick for $35 from EB, some Logitech, and it's a game changer for me. It went from feeling a bit clunky to smooth killing awesomeness.

    It feels like my 27" isn't big enough though. I want my entire vision filled with the cockpit and no I can't afford a rift :p
     
  16. Optimus.

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    Made $5k in ~2hrs of playing. New missions have made it a game. Very fun!
     
  17. Rubberband

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    Made 14k in an hour. Found abandoned gold and sold it at the black market :D
     
  18. mojododo

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    Just purchased and downloading now! Bloody things downloading sooo slow though :(
     
  19. djdude1010

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    i may have, but didn't think about how 'found' cargo is actually 'stolen' cargo.

    Started flying into space station, got scanned. EJECT EJECT EJECT....

    Ah well. Made about 14K in 2 hours dog fighting.

    One thing i think they really need is separate bounty ratings for different ships. Far to easy to just grind fed fighters, also no real reason for me to go after a cobra, or to go to any other battle zones, as they are all the same and i dont get any higher bounties, need some sort of progression.
     
  20. Rubberband

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    They're talking about salvage rights. I was cruising around with this gold and couldn't figure out why I couldn't sell it till I checked and saw it was stolen :D
     

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